Day in history for January 2, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Our old friend John Kisler of Buffalo Prairie has brought the finest lot of hogs of the season to Rock Island. His 11 hogs, all 18 months old, averaged 361 pounds.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Charles Gray, who was the popular driver of one of Frink And Walker's stage coaches out of Rock Island in the 1850s, did not answer today when his friends said ``Good Morning, Charley,'' as he sat in his usual chair in the Maxwell House at Port Byron. He had died in his sleep in the chair.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Teams captained by Charles McHugh and Julius Junge held a clay and live bird shooting contest at Rock Island's 12th Street ball park.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- The enlarged South Park Presbyterian Church in Rock Island was dedicated.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Trusties at the Rock Island County Jail were routed out for an early morning mopping detail after a broken water pipe leaked water on the floor of two offices at the courthouse. A pipe in the third floor men's washroom had broken.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Beginning next month, you'll be talking with someone in Peoria when you call the operator for directory assistance in the Illinois Quad-Cities. As part of a state-wide consolidation, the local directory assistance office in Rock Island will be closed, Illinois Bell announced today. The office will continue to handle toll calls.
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